A2Dominion begins work on new homes for NHS staff in Oxford

Work to expand and modernise accommodation for Oxford University Hospitals (OUH) NHS Foundation Trust staff has begun.
The new accommodation will house a total of 91 members of OUH staff
The new accommodation will house a total of 91 members of OUH staff
Construction of 19 flats on Churchill Drive, based on the Churchill Hospital site, has recently started and is the first phase of development. These will house a total of 91 members of OUH staff.

In addition, 125 flats for NHS staff are due to be built on Ivy Lane at the John Radcliffe Hospital site. Work on these will begin after the Churchill Hospital homes are completed.

Both developments will be built by residential property group A2Dominion. In all, this will add 51 more affordable homes across both sites to house around 430 staff.

Jim Smith, Head of Land and Planning (West) at A2Dominion, said: “We are delighted that work is now underway to build this new, high-quality accommodation for staff at two brilliant Oxford hospitals. We know how important our NHS staff are to the Oxfordshire community so we are glad to be able to build housing that suits their needs.”

”Staff who live on the hospital sites walk or cycle to work and tend to shop locally, supporting the local community. It also takes away the need for a car and cuts down on commuting traffic onto the hospital sites.”

The new homes will offer staff the benefit of contemporary design and architecture, and there will be 51 more units than are currently available.

Terry Roberts, Chief People Officer at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said: “We want to do everything we can to help our new Oxford-based staff to settle into the area. We are therefore delighted that work has begun at the Churchill Hospital.”

Building work on Churchill Drive began in the first week of December 2020. The expected completion date is spring 2022. Work on the Ivy Lane site will begin in summer 2022, with an expected completion date of summer 2025. The existing buildings on Ivy Lane will be demolished as part of the development.